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2,5-year lectureship in International Relations of the Middle East

Vacancy number
22-044 10663
Function type
Academic staff
External/ internal
Placed on
25 January 2022
Closing date
27 February 2022 Vacancy closed

The Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University invites applications for
A 2,5-year lectureship in international relations of the Middle East, fixed term from 1 August 2022 through 31 January 2025.

Vacancy number: 22-044 10663 

We are seeking applications from scholars of Middle East with a PhD in international relations, political science, development studies, geography, sociology, or anthropology, with demonstrated teaching and advising experience. The ideal candidate has affinity with a humanities-based approach to International Relations, and experience in supervising BA and MA theses, an in-depth understanding of the Modern Middle East, and preferably knowledge of Arabic. We have identified supervision and teaching needs in international relations, and politics of the Middle East and international relations with (preferably) an appreciation of the cultural aspects of/approaches to IR.
Selection Criteria
•    A doctorate in International Relations, political science, development studies, geography, sociology, or anthropology with a focus on modern Middle East.
•    Experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and supervising theses
•    Proficiency in English.
•    Ideally proficiency in Arabic
Key responsibilities
•    Teaching BA- and MA-level courses related to politics, world politics, politics and international relations in the BA International Studies (The Hague), and the MA International Relations (Leiden)
•    Supervising theses in Middle East Studies and International Relations.
Our organisation
The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. With its staff of 995, the faculty provides 27 master’s and 25 bachelor’s programmes for over 7,000 students based at locations in Leiden and in The Hague. For more information: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities.

Leiden Institute for Area Studies (https://www.hum.leiden.edu/lias/)  is comprised of a School of Asian Studies and a School of Middle-Eastern Studies, with international staff and student populations. The institute is committed to a present-day vision of area studies, integrating disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives on a solid foundation of excellent language skills. Current staff  in LIAS has expertise in the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, Art Studies, Buddhist Studies, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Language Pedagogy, Law, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Material Culture Studies, Performance Studies, Philology, Philosophy, Political Economy, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Visual Culture Studies.
Terms and conditions
We offer a fixed-term, full-time position. The position is a replacement position. Appointment will be from 1 August 2022 through 31 January 2025.
Salary range from €3821.- to €5230.- gross per month (pay scale 11), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). The lecturer may start at the appropriate step in scale 10 until they fully meet the requirements for scale 11 as specified by the Faculty of Humanities, particularly with regard to the number of years of relevant work experience.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Queries can be directed to Prof.dr. G.R. van den Berg (G.R.van.den.berg@hum.leidenuniv.nl).

Please submit online your application no later than 27 February 2022 via the blue button in our application system.
Applications should be in English, and be submitted  in a single PDF documents named ‘FAMILY NAME – Given name – .’ Please include the following files in this order:
1.    Letter of motivation (max 1 page)
2.    A statement describing teaching and advising experience.
3.    Curriculum Vitae including education and employment history, publications, and courses taught
4.    Names, positions and email addresses of three referees (no reference letters)
Interviews with shortlisted candidates are scheduled for the second half of March 2022.
Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

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